Adventure Playspace in Cleve, South Australia
Cleve has an impressive updated playspace with loads of equipment to entertain kids of all ages. The main feature is the huge climbing tower featuring a tunnel slide, plus there are lots of extra climbing structures, swings and a hamster wheel. Brightly coloured equipment along with natural elements make this […]
Adventure Playspace in Cleve, South Australia
Free Pump Track for Kids in the City of Burnside
The City of Burnside has an ‘all wheels – all ages’ pump track which is available to use for free at various locations throughout the council area.
The #rideburnside pump track initially arrived on site at the Burnside Civic Centre in February 2020 as part of a 12 […]
Majors Road Pump Track at O’Halloran Hill.
The Majors Road Pump Track is located alongside the Sam Willoughby International BMX (SWBMX) facility in O’Halloran Hill. The track opened in May 2023 and has been built to cater for community use as the BMX facility is for club members only.
The pump track is an endless loop with […]
Robertson Street Traffic Education Park in Reynella
Stop, look, listen… and go to Robertson Street Traffic Education Park! It’s the perfect place to teach young children about road rules and traffic safety.
Review by By Jo Parkinson
Tucked away in a quiet street in Reynella, south of Adelaide, the City of Onkaparinga have provided a miniature ‘road’ for […]
Outer Harbor Greenway – Bike Riding from Adelaide to Port Adelaide
The Outer Harbor Greenway is a bike route connecting Adelaide to Outer Harbor via Port Adelaide, and follows shared paths and quiet residential streets. This makes it a very family-friendly bike ride, and there are lots of things to see and do along the way, […]
Oaklands Recreation Plaza
Oaklands Recreation Plaza has all the facilities to make it the perfect place to take the whole family and spend a few hours.
There is something to do for all ages at Oaklands Recreation Plaza. Young riders can test their skills on the purpose-built roadway which is suitable for bikes, trikes and scooters. Confident riders […]
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Adelaide’s New City Skate Park is Open
Adelaide’s new $3 million skate park integrated into the Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25) is a facility built for skating, BMX and other wheeled sports from beginner levels to advanced.
City Skate is the largest skate park in South Australia and will be home to local events, skate clinics and some […]
Flat to Vale Trail, City of Onkaparinga, Review
By Jo Parkinson
It’s time to dust off the walking shoes! The City of Onkaparinga’s fantastic new Flat to Vale Trail from McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat is scenic, peaceful and a great way to get active.
The 3.6km path is an extension of the existing Coast to Vines […]
Capella Drive Reserve in Hallett Cove Playground, Skate Park, Bike Track – Review
By Jo Parkinson
Calling all kids who love to skate, scoot and ride… the newly upgraded Capella Drive Reserve Playground is now complete and ready to check out!
The City of Marion’s Capella Drive Reserve Playground in Adelaide’s south is the perfect place to go […]
Marion Youth Play Part in Pump Track Projects
Young people in the City of Marion have played their part in shaping four new pump tracks recently built in the Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park and Marino areas.
Youth Services is a social enterprise that uses the profits from building tracks, mountain bike paths and other youth spaces to […]
Capella Drive Reserve Stage 2
Stage Two of the $3M redevelopment of Capella Drive Reserve at Hallett Cove will be officially opened on Saturday 13 August. The opening will coincide with the City of Marion youth event, Skate Daze 2 which will run from 11am to 3.30pm.
The free youth event Skate Daze will feature live music […]
Flat to Vale Trail – a safe and scenic trail connecting the iconic townships of McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale for families, runners, cyclists, walkers and visitors.
The 3.6-kilometre Flat to Vale Trail—which runs between Blewitt Springs Road, McLaren Flat, and the McLaren Vale Sports Ground, McLaren Vale—officially opened to the public on 18 June 2022. The […]
Bike Paths, Pump Tracks & Trails to Explore with Kids
Bike riding is a great way to spend time together as a family exploring South Australia’s scenic bike trails. There are also plenty of paths and pump tracks around Adelaide that are perfect for younger kids.
Enjoy the freedom of a day adventure exploring the beautiful countryside […]
The BEST activities and places to visit with teens & tweens in Adelaide
When the school holidays roll around or there’s a free weekend ahead and you need to get the older kids out of the house (and off their screens!), we have the best boredom busters to help!
Take a look at our list below […]
New Mountain Bike Track at Echunga
A new mountain bike track has been been opened at the North end of Echunga Community Park.
Designed by one of Australia’s best freestyle riders, Ryan Lloyd from Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc., the 450m track is opposite Echunga Primary School at the north end of the Community Park. The track was […]
New Wetland & Walking Track at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The new Wetland project is now open to explore, along with the new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area, at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve.
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on […]
Kensington Wama Mukangka/Nature Play Space
The new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area are now open at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on 18 January 2022. The impressive new play space with nature play features […]
Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility
The new Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility is South Australia’s only international-standard BMX track. It is part of a major sports precinct in the south, including a new $7 million southern soccer facility, and will be a new home for an estimated 900 soccer players and BMX riders. The facility officially […]
Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve offers lots of recreational family fun.
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your must visit list in SA.
Review by Brooke Hendry
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in the Southern suburb of Happy […]
Road & Cycle Safety Centre Opening to the Public in January 2022
The Road & Cycle Safety Centre, located on Hazel Grove in Ridgehaven, is undergoing a $500,000 makeover to provide FREE public access.
The Road & Cycle Safety Centre makes learning how to ride fun for children of all ages. The enclosed open space has a […]
SA Councils Hiking, Cycling & Walking Trails, Parks & Gardens
South Australia has fantastic walking, hiking and cycling trails, parks and gardens plus sporting and community facilities that are maintained by our local councils. These facilities provide space for friends, families and community groups to keep healthy and spend quality time together.
Our social activities, gatherings and […]
Clare Bike Park Upgrade
The Trail Collective in collaboration with the Clare & Gilbert Valley Council have revealed their plans for a bike park in Clare.
The Trail Collective creates global scale dirt trails, BMX play spaces, bike parks and pump tracks tailored for a variety of bike disciplines. Based in Adelaide with over a combined experience […]
SAPOL Road Safety Centre, Bonython Park – Port Road, Adelaide
by Sharon Harrington
We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre! It is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes.
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real […]
Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park and Morton Road Sports and Community Hub
The completion of the sprawling, family-friendly park at Christie Downs’ Morton Road Reserve is the latest construction milestone for the Sports and Community Hub.
This park was formally named on 19 October 2021 following community consultation. The Aboriginal name ‘Niipu-niipu Wama’ means ‘friendship park’ in the Kaurna […]
Head to the Hills for some mountain biking fun at Aston Hills trail park in Mount Barker.
by Katrina Gogel
Aston Hills trail park opened in 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between the Mount Barker District Council, Lanser and TrailScapes. The mountain bike park was designed to respect and fit its environment and provides users with […]
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Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir
Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021.
In April 2019, Myponga Reservoir Reserve became ours to enjoy with access for land-based recreational activities, which was then extended with an extra 3km of new trails. Shoreline fishing is also available with a permit, plus the fishing zone was then […]
A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Oakbank, through Woodside and Charleston to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills.
The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team who was tragically killed […]
Skate Parks Rejuvenation
Repairs and rejuvenation of the Elizabeth and Munno Para Skate Parks has been planned for expected completion in 2021.
Originally expected to be completed by March 2021, the contractor has been unavoidably detained so the rejuvenation works have been delayed. Stay tuned on the City of Playford Facebook for updates regarding the new commencement date.
The contractors […]
Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track
The Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track on the Yorke Peninsula was upgraded and re-opened in 2019. It’s a great regional playground in this small seaside town, just up the road from the Point Turton Caravan Park, with the beach right in front.
The wonderful nature inspired playspace has […]